Working in Adult Social Care

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SECTION 1: Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker. 1. Give an explanation of how a working relationship differs from a personal relationship. Working relationships are based upon our professional behaviour and meeting the expectations of our colleagues and employees in a professional setting. They usually occur in a working / professional environment and are limited, in theory, by the scope of the job roles and the context provided by the job role. In contrast, personal relationships are based on knowledge and understanding of another person, including their emotional needs, personality and expectations. Personal relationships are often based at home or established within the context of a home. Working relationships usually exist between colleagues, colleagues and clients or other professionals. Personal relationships on the other hand usually exist between family members, partners and friends. 2. Describe two different working relationships you would find in adult social care settings. In an adult social care setting you would find working relationships between: 1) A manager and a support worker, 2) A support worker and a colleague or another professional from a relevant organisation that interacts or works together with the support staff, for example medical professionals, such as Nurses. 3. Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of your job role in an adult social care setting. It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of a job role in an adult social care setting, because the agreed scope defines the duties and responsibilities of the role. This framework of responsibilities establishes professional expectations of the employee and failure to stick to the agreed scope could result in the needs and expectation of colleagues, service users or even the employee themselves not being met. The
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